Guildford schools celebrate GCSE results
By mattcollison | Thursday, August 23, 2012, 14:44
STUDENTS have been celebrating GCSE results which continued to improve at schools across Guildford.
A student at Tormead School celebrates her results
More than 300 students took GCSEs at George Abbot School
Dr Jon Cox of Royal Grammar School praised students' efforts.
Academic success rates at George Abbot School continued to grow with 99.5 per cent of 306 Year 11 students passing their exams.
Some 83 per cent of students at the Woodruff Avenue comprehensive school achieved five or more passes at grades A*-C.
Danny Moloney, headteacher, said: "With large year groups of 300 students at George Abbot reaching these high standards year on year we feel a real sense of achievement.
"Once again the majority of our students and their teachers have met the challenge, which gets harder year on year, and they are to be praised for their hard work."
More top marks were achieved at Guildford High School, in London Road, where 70 per cent of GCSEs were A*, with 95 per cent being A* or A.
Fiona Boulton, headmistress, said: "We are delighted that the hard work of our students and teachers has been rewarded with this exceptional set of results."
Students at Guildford County School, in Farnham Road, were also in celebratory mood, with 82 per cent of students gaining five or more A* - C grades.
Three quarters of students gained five or more A* - C grades including English and maths. The percentages were the school's second highest, behind last year's record results.
Peter Costello, head teacher, said: "We are delighted with our GCSE results, which reflect the tremendous commitment of our students over the last two years in particular, the real dedication of our staff to so many individuals as well as to their classes, and the excellent support our students receive from home."
Another delighted head teacher was Christina Foord whose girls at Tormead School also achieved good results. In total, 79 per cent of girls at the Cranley Road school, were awarded grade A* or A.
Mrs Foord said: "I am thoroughly delighted for all the girls, who have worked hard and have been rewarded with excellent results."
More exam celebrations were taking place at St Peter's Catholic School where 79 per cent of students achieved an A* to C grade including English and maths, which remains the same as last year's result.
Robert Guinea, head teacher at the school in Horseshoe Lane East, said: "I am delighted what we have retained our very good results from last year and would like to congratulate all the students and teacher who have worked so hard to achieve these very pleasing results."
Royal Grammar School, in High Street, enjoyed another record-breaking year with the boys achieving a 100 per cent pass rate, and 90 per cent gaining A* and A grades.
Headmaster Dr Jon Cox said: "For the boys to manage this while still immersing themselves so fully in the broader life of the school - whether it is in sport, music or drama - is all the more impressive."